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Slow flashers !
« on: October 19, 2022, 08:05:39 PM »
Why would indicators flash too slowly ?   
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iansoady

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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2022, 08:57:48 AM »
Low battery, flasher unit on its way out, bulb wattage too high. I fitted a cheap ebay item to my Honda and it worked very well. It had an integral buzzer which I didn't like so cut the casing open and snipped its lead.
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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2022, 09:58:04 AM »
Aye Rufus,

Dodgy earth maybe? But I think Ian's list is comprehensive.

When The Minx was running the 30W alternator was trying to power a 21/5W brake light bulb, two 15W indicator bulbs and a 5W pilot light, on a 6V system!  ::)  Needless to say hand signals were the order of the day.  ;)

If and when I get it running LED bulbs will be the order of the day.

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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2022, 01:55:59 PM »
thanks, i will check all of those, battery is ok but i will test again,  Cheers....
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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2022, 07:27:13 AM »
Hi Rufus

A while ago Ian Soady was kind enough to send me a little electronic device which can boost voltage to a component via an adjuster. I didn't use it in the end so if you think it might be of use I can send it to you. I'm sure Ian can give you a better idea of what it is and how it works.

If you want it PM me an address and I will pop it into the post.

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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2022, 09:00:34 AM »
It certainly got the 6v LED indicators on my Norton working although I suspect that your problem is one of those mentioned. If you decide to use it let us know and I'll reveal all (well as much as can be revealed on a family friendly forum).
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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2022, 09:56:10 AM »
Itsme..... pm sent   :)
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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2022, 01:25:54 PM »
Small interesting electrical thing has arrived, thanks Ian,  now maybe if Mr S would maybe pm me with instructions on what to do with it that would be great... :)
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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2022, 02:56:16 PM »
OK, wiring is quite simple - just attach your live (asuming negative earth) to the point marked VIN+ and earth to VIN-. You then only need to attach your output lead to VOUT+. You'll see a little brass screwhead on the side of the blue square object - this allows you to adjust the output voltage. I can't remember which way increases / decreases but I do seem to remember that out of the box it's pretty high. You need a voltmeter to get the right level.

Oene thing I'm not sure of is the maximum current the poor little thing can pass.........
Ian.
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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2022, 07:25:57 PM »
ok, so what am i attaching it to the  battery ?  and what is the output lead connected to, flasher unit maybe...   thick i am,
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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2022, 07:35:54 AM »
Hi Rufus

Glad it arrived safely. Unfortunately I never got around to fitting it so I can't help I'm afraid though I should imagine Ian S the original benefactor of this mystery device will be along shortly to reveal all. I too struggle with electrickery and have blown many a fuse using the 'what if I just touch this cable to that.......' method of bike destruction.

Hope all goes well.

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Re: Slow flashers !
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2022, 10:03:06 AM »
Connect the input positive to the lead that goes from the switch to the flasher unit then connect the output to the flasher unit - in other words just interpose it in the lead. Attach the negative (VIN-) to a convenient earth point. But as I suggested, before connecting to the flasher unit, put a voltmeter across the output and adjust with the little brass screw to about 13 volts.
Ian.
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1986 Honda XBR500